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ckn

Member Since 19 Apr 2004
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James Lockwood thread

Yesterday, 05:22 PM

An absolutely disgraceful thread full of defamation.  Full of "my mate said" and "I 100% guarantee it's true" defamation about a very sore subject for our game.  Rugby league has one of the most diligent and thorough drug testing regimes in the world and has made it far harder for people to both abuse and be victims of this blight on our sport.

 

And they are victims just as much as they are banned drug abusers.  Those who put it off as "but everyone does it" doesn't see the wrecks that are produced and ignored once they retire from professional sport having done permanent and irreversable damage to themselves both physically and mentally.  Lockwood's career is as good as over yet those who supplied him with the drugs get on with ruining lives.

 

If the subject starts up again in this forum and anyone defames rugby league, players, clubs, coaches or similar without showing definite proof that's been tested in court then they get permanently banned regardless of previous good conduct.


Reported Drug Findings thread

22 April 2015 - 08:32 PM

Thread deleted in its entirety.  Some people REALLY need to understand that "I head talk that" then saying something wildly controversial is LIBEL unless YOU can prove that it's true.

 

Come on... put some thought into what you post.


Troll-finder tools

09 April 2015 - 05:49 PM

I love how some people think the troll-finder tools don't work for their special needs scenarios.  I'll leave them for a while to see if they're just as daft as last time...


Union vs League commentators

25 March 2015 - 10:39 PM

It's been mentioned before but there was a perfect example at the weekend's 6N games of the difference.  I've just got around to watching the games today!

 

England get over for a try, there might be a case for the player having dropped the ball.  One commentator says "control Brian?" when shown the replay.  Brian Moore then says "enough control for the officials" then they get on with the game.  Same with the controversial French try where it looks very much like the player went beyond the dead ball line, "look at the scoreboard" then the subject was dropped.  If those two incidents were rugby league then the rest of the game would have been dominated by the discussion about how the referee missed them or the ref's decision.  It's done, it was 50/50 at worst so get on with the game.

 

Just think how much better watching games on telly would be if rugby league commentators adopted the rugby union attitude of the ref's decision being right when a decision could have gone either way.


April Fool!

09 March 2015 - 08:44 PM

I've apparently got my calendar all mixed up as today's April 1st.  It must be.  It's obviously an April Fool joke that the new Apple Watch only lasts 18 hours at fully charged status and that's before a bit of normal use takes it down to half that.  And if you live in an area with a ropey phone network connection then you're probably down to 6 hours at best.

 

Is there anyone on this board deranged enough to actually want one with that battery life?